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Network Support Specialist

As companies increasingly rely on IT support and services to continue running smoothly, pursuing a career in the IT field is a great way to get on track in a new and fulfilling career. In a typical Network Support Specialist job, tasks include using network testing equipment to fix issues, monitoring network performance, and installing and maintaining network systems and equipment. A network support specialist will work with local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) systems, as well as internet systems to keep them running efficiently.

At Asher College, we will prepare you for a career as a Network Support Specialist through hands-on instruction from IT professionals with the knowledge to help you reach your goals. If you enjoy troubleshooting and problem solving, this course may be just what you’re looking for.

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Our Network Support Specialist program teaches the fundamentals of networking, such as subnetting, OSI reference model, LAN and WAN networking devices, and TCP/IP, as well as operational and organizational security and cryptography basics. Students enrolled in this program will have the opportunity to learn ICND1 and ICND2, which is necessary for implementing and managing Cisco networking equipment. This program can result in two CompTIA certifications and two Cisco certifications.
Program Course – Details
Introduction to Networking – CompTIA Network+ Certification – Vendor Exam: N10-006 or MTA-98-366 – Microsoft Introduction to Networking
Career Success – Soft skills are more important than ever and this course will help you enhance the skills you have and then develop the ones you need.
Network and Operational Security – CompTIA Security+ Certification –Exam: SY0-401
Advanced Networking Level 1 – Cisco Certification: Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)– Vendor Exam: ICND1
Advanced Career Development – Skill development
Advanced Networking Level 2 – Cisco Certification: Cisco Certified Network Associate – Vendor Exam: ICND2
Network Support Specialist graduates at Asher College receive career services, including information on how to search for and find that perfect job, tips on interviewing and preparing a cover letter, and assistance with resume writing. Once you graduate you can start a career as one of the following:  
  • Network Support Specialist
  • Network Technician
  • LAN/WAN Administrator
  • Security Specialist